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  • Fireworks, parade will highlight Fourth of July

    A parade, live music and fireworks are scheduled to help Lawrenceburg celebrate the Fourth of July.

    The annual fireworks display is scheduled for dusk in the county park, with a rain date set for July 8.

    A veterans parade will kick off the festivities at 5:30 p.m., with all local veterans encouraged to participate.

    Veterans interested in being in the parade are asked to meet at the American Legion at 4:30 p.m., where hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided.

  • Living to dance

    Marlie Garmon was the only dancer from Anderson County chosen for the Kentucky Governor’s School of Performing Arts program, which will be held over the next three weeks at Centre College in Danville. The program received 1,400 applicants, auditioned 650 students, and choose 256 performers. It will run through July 8, and is designed to offer performing arts training for Kentucky’s high school age students.

    “I have been dancing for as long as I can remember,” said Garmon.

  • Fair, horse show begins Saturday

    The 145th edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is scheduled to start Saturday, June 24, and run through Saturday, July 1 at American Legion Post 34 located at 725 West Broadway.

    Admission is $10, which includes all shows and attractions. The event will run each night until 11, weather permitting.

    Box seats for the horse show are $75 for four seats and includes a reserved parking permit, although this price does not include access to carnival rides.

  • Council OKs new rules for fireworks

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted last Thursday to limit the setting off of fireworks within city limits to just before and after the Fourth of July.

    The 4-1 vote limits the use of consumer fireworks from June 27 through July 11, and then only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

    The ordinance allows them to be used on the Fourth of July through midnight.

  • Local dogs exposed to flu

    If you’re planning a doggie date for your pup, better think again.

    A strain of canine flu popped up recently in the Frankfort area that likely exposed several dogs here to the illness that causes them to cough, run a fever and have a runny nose.

    “There was a case diagnosed in Franklin County and a few dogs from here in Anderson County had exposure in that facility,” said Dr. Aaron Goodpaster, owner of The Animal Clinic in Lawrenceburg.

  • Woman checks going to jail off bucket list

    A woman described as homeless in an arrest report can check one item off of her bucket list: go to jail.

    Jennifer Miller, 45, was charged Sunday with second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal trespassing when she refused to leave a parking lot at 699 West Broadway.

    “I asked her to kindly leave the parking lot several times,” Det. Jeremy Cornish wrote in his report. “[She] stated that she refused to leave the parking lot and to take her to [f-ing] jail.

  • Ordinance would restrict use of fireworks

    Lawrenceburg will have a lot less boom and a lot more quiet if a proposed ordinance to limit the dates fireworks can be used is passed.

    The ordinance, proposed by the city council’s public safety committee following years of complaints about fireworks being used throughout the summer, would limit their use from June 17 through July 11. It would also set a time limit for their use from 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. Using them would be allowed through midnight on July 4.

  • Marines to rock, raise cash for veterans

    The American Hitmen will take the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green on July 22 at 7 p.m. to raise money for veterans.

    The event was organized by an organization named Active Heroes, which helps veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life and provide services to veterans across the bluegrass and into Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

  • Man jailed for ‘smacking’ woman, hitting her with car

    A man who allegedly struck a woman with a vehicle and “smacked” her while yelling at her remains behind bars following his arrest.

    Michael Mitchell, 21, of 1004 Terri Lane is charged with first-degree assault, first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place and first-degree fleeing or evading police, according to citations issued by Sgt. Patrick Beasely and deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Suicide book booted from classrooms

    Anderson County Middle School has banned a controversial book on teenage suicide from being used for classroom instruction after it was developed into an even more controversial Netflix series.

    The book, “13 Reasons Why,” was used during the 2016 spring semester at the school, after it was approved by principal Jenna Rose for use in an enrichment class, according to information provided in an email by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.